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in her 30s and she was on the cell phone. she was pinned underneath the bus. the bus turned here on hartford street that. saul we know at this point. police tell us that in a few minutes we're going to get a briefing from muni or the police. again this happened at 2:30. the woman died at the scene. the coroner has still yet to show up. police are cordoning off the area traffic is stopped. anyone who is planning to come to this area should find another route. we'll have more on abc 7 news at 5:00. for an update when the police give us more information. >> and before you go is there any sense of how long this will take to sort this out? it sounds like there is a lot of information that has yet to be ascertained at this point. >> there is a lot of rumors floating around now. we're trying to chase down
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information. we don't know how long goitsing to be. we do know it's going to be a long time since this is a fatality to get investigators away from the scene. they're going to interview anyone they can for the next couple of hours, at least. >> so that area is going to be congested. thank you. >> and in other news the new state unemployment numbers came out today they're not good. the jobless rate rose in july now up to 12%. that is up two-tenths of a point from june. the bay area is faring better and there is a silver line of sorts on the state level as well. nannette miranda joins frus sacramento with that. >> while unemployment rate did jump in july it's important to note highering slowed. 4500 jobs were added in july then compared to june they added there 30,000 jobs. the news is just not what
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these job seekers wanted to hear. the california unemployment rate inched up again after being unemployed for a year this disabled veteran found a job, but thinks prospects of a permanent position dimmed after hearing the numbers. >> this makes it difficult. to find work. the numbers are like that. and you know it makes it harder to take care of the family. >> the unemployment rate in july jumped to 12%, up from june. and a year ago it was higher at 12.4%. and edd says the trend of job growth continues, and that is the number that counts more. companies added 190,000 jobs over the last year, and the recovery shows a tale of two californias and there is one with jobs and only in certain sector autos especially in southern california. information is and motion
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pictures and so forth. and in silicon valley region. we see designs and telecommunications. >> government continues to be a drag on california's economy with big reductions in payroll. because of the temporary taxes that were not extended hundreds of adult self day centers are shutting down when the state eliminates funding. physical therapy aid dreads joining the ranks of the unemployed. >> i don't know what to do. all miff bills i pay from this job right now. >> the road ahead seems mixed for california. starbucks ceo announced this week he intends to hire 70,000 people across country but bank of america may be laying off 10,000 employees company-wide. and under fire for not doing enough to revive the economy governor brown appointed this week a former bank of america executive to lead the job creations effort. live in sacramento abc 7 news.
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>> and before you go republicans at the capitol issued a harsh statement blaming the majority democrats for the high unemployment saying they should vacate sacramento and let businesses start creating more jobs. have you heard a response from democrats to that? >> democrats do not agree with that. but state senate president this week announced he's promising to ease business regulations in the remaining weeks of session in order for businesses to start creating jobs. >> thank you very much. and appreciate it. here in the bay area unemployment actually remains flat 10% two points lower than the state. here is the breakdown marin county has the lowest rate 8%. san mateo country 8.7%. solano county 12.2%. and job cuts at bank of america could be higher than first reported. the company announced plans to cut 3500 employees but new
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reports say that number could go as high as 10,000 for 3.5% of the current work force no. word if cuts will be made in the bay area. the bank is no longer saying when employees will be notified. shares have fallen nearly 50% this year. >> police in san rafael say that a barricaded spaekts girlfriend was not in the same hotel room that he was. officers found the suspect 38-year-old peter james thomas dead inside of the room after a standoff that lasted 24 hours. the marin independent journal reports that thomas died of a self inflicted gunshot wound. he told police his girlfriend was in the room but officers found her in another guest room several hours into the standoff that forced part of interstate 580 to close. >> the contra costa coroner confirmed a body found in the bay is that of a missing canoer. searchers found the 41-year-old michael butler's
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body yesterday afternoon. two friends say butler stayed in the bay after his canoe overturned near treasure island. they swam back to shore, and butler managed to upright the canoe, climbing back into it. >> despite evidence smoke alarms with now technology could save lives a new state report falls short of requiring them. >> and 7 on your side's michael finney has been following the story. >> a little bit of surprise. the recommendations released echoes a smoke alarm task force made up of firefighters representatives and the smoke smoke-alarm industry. the recommendations place requirements on the traditional ionization alarms now in nine out of 10 homes if dopted those alarms would have to be placed 20 feet away from cooking appliances why? because those alarms are false newsan alarms causing many of us to pull out the batteries. the recommendations call for
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clear instructions on packaging, about where alarms should be placed. the recommendations do not call for replacing ionization alarms with photo electric ones. watch this demonstration conducted by the palo alto fire department for 7 on your side. you'll see this shows a smoldering fire, ionization alarms took 10 minutes to sound compared to photo electric two. none theless, palo alto fire is pleased with the report saying it's only a matter of time before ionization alarms are phased out. >> well it's an incremental process, one of the things we have to remember is that this was a consensus process requiring agreement with industry groups and there is a lot of interest at play. >> and state fire marshal tanya hoover was not available for comment today. we asked and a spokesperson told us the fire marshal does not endorse one technology over another.
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>> michael let's ask why is the palo alto fire department confident that these old ionization alarms will be phased out? >> that is a great question. i'm glad you asked that. they say there are two reasons first this is a national movement national fire protection association looking at what we ought to be doing to change things z a third or part of that reasoning is that these new better alarms cost about $5 or $10 more they think as we get pushed towards using those, the price will be coming down. and that is why. >> there is no debate about which is better at this point? >> when you have actual flaming like wood the older ones ionization work pretty darned well. when there is a slow smoldering fire? the new ones work better. >> all right. thank you. >> sure. >> and coming up next finding a way to -- oh we're going to go to spencer. that band came in way too
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soon? should we continue? >> let's just keep going. we'll continue with a medicare maze. how confusing the system can be for some people. >> and co-existing with coyotes. new advice about how to keep animals away. >> and he's back in just a little bit taking your consumer questions through fis hiz facebook and twitter pages. we'll have the links if you want to write in and ask questions. >> and spencer christian with the weather. >> well checking traffic first, spencer is going to have to wait his turn in this program! speaking of waiting your turn if you're trying to get on the bay bridge from downtown san francisco, you're not going anywhere quick. we'll come right back i promise we're g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g
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drain standing water and urge residents to report neglected swimming pools and dead birds to vector control. a bird considered exstikt is nesting near hunter's point there is a pair of california clapper rails are nesting. the chicken-like bird is on the endangered species list. they don't swim or fly well, and they can be easy pickings for predators. the discovery has birders in a flutter. >> and coyote sightings are on the rise officials are encouraging people not to be afraid of the animals. a community was packed today. people dime get advice from department of fish and game. signs have been placed telling people about what to do if encountering one of the animals and warn against feeding them saying that is when trouble starts. >> they associate human beings with food, and they also do not enoccur harassment from
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human beings so it's a natural progression that they try to take what they want. >> and coyotes are naturally afraid of humans but if you're followed by a coyote experts say you need to make loud noises or throw rocks to scare ate way. >> and you love them need them. we can't live without them. spencer christian. >> we don't have breaking weather. notice a big cool down today. inland highs in places temperatures only into 70s there is a live view of a beautiful blue sky, and we did d.have lots of blue skies around the bay and inland today. just a much cooler day than average this time of the year this afternoon fog low clouds across the coastline. there is a deeper marine layer with a cooling flow. today not only cool at the coast but cooler than average inland as well.
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and there are temperatures only 59 degrees here. 64 across the bay. inland locations have temperatures only into 70s exception would be a hot spot antioch. highlights wide spread low clouds around the bay area tonight. cool pattern continuing tomorrow actually right throughout the weekend. warmer weather returning next week. and there is tonight we'll see low cloutsdz -- clouds and fog out towards the delta and many inland locations will see low clouds early tomorrow morning, and they'll be rather slow to pull back. overnight lows or early morning lows will be mainly into mid-50s and cooler up in the north bay. upper 40s to low 50s will be the overnight low there's. water vapor shows this upper level low dropping down not too far off shore, that is reinforcing this trool
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trool -- cooling trend. tomorrow, another cool day a pleasant one. and cool with high temperatures into the south bay reaching into upper 60s to low 70s 74 in campbell. on the peninsula mid-60s to around 70 is warm as it will get. mid to upper 50s on the coast. and tomorrow 58 in half moon bay. downtown san francisco a high of 60. how is that for summer weather? 58 into sunset district. north bay highs ranging from 68 up to 62 in petaluma 72 rather. near east bay highs from low 60s up to about 70. that is as mild as this will get. highs into 70s and up to 81 in antioch z near monterey bay highs in 60s near the bay. mid-70s into mildest inland locations. here is the accu-weather forecast. there is temperatures
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increasing and inland highs around 90 into warmest locations, meaning most places won't reach 90 then we cool down again. there is a pleasant fair forecast. way below august levels. >> i'm not sure the cool down is worth waiting for after that time. though. >> thank you. >> and it's one of this year's hottest hollywood weddings. >> yes. we have details of kim kardashian's big day. >> it's friday. and hollywood is ready to party. let's start with a stunning jennifer love hewitt we caught up with last night promoting her new movie "cafe". >> it's a beautiful little movie i was super excited to be part of it and happy people goring to get to see it catch it on demand then jimmy bennett launched his music career last night.
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>> being on stage was incredible. amazing feeling. >> the party kicked off the sunset strip music festival. and kim kardashian will wed tomorrow in monecito california. is she nervous? >> yeah. you freak out but that was like maybe last week now i feel like everything is set and done. >> according to her twitter kim will be wearing vera wang and disney's expo fans can get in on all of the interviews on otrc.com. >> ahead the surprising nind a tracy storage locker shedding light on amelia air heart. >> how these garbage bins helped an investigator track down a suspected child predator. >> then california's controversial prison realignment plan. what lawmakers are being told
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to do before inmates are moved. >> taking a look at traffic in marin county northbound pretty heavy on this friday night. back in a moment. ♪ ♪ ♪ free access to chase atm's wherever you are. that's a step forward.
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pictures of amelia air heart have been found in tracy. diana discovered 18 original never published photos of the famous aviator apparently
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publicity photos from the final flight. brown inherited the box from her mom 40 years ago thinking they were a gift from earhart to her mother. >> it's a very special anniversary for another female pioneer. 100 years ago today 19-year-old hazel became the first woman to swim across the golden gate. there is film of the event. you can see it's grainy but it's 100 years old and looks good. her proud father was behind the lens. she was a sophomore at cal and the australian crawled across the gate in one hour 28 minutes two minutes off the previous record. >> and chinese basketball team that got into a brawl with georgetown university players will play a rematch on sunday. videos shows players punching each other and chinese
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spectators tossed water bottles. georgetown's coach pulled the team off the court and asked but did not receive a police escort. a washington post reporter was inside. >> benches cleared and at this point chairs started flying. there were swimmishes all over the court. it was a disaster i've been in this business 20 years and have never seen an ending like this. >> today chinese team met with the hoyas to reconcile. and see their rivals off to shanghai things have calmed down. a chinese foreign minister says the two teams exchanged souvenirs if you can believe it and if you want to travel around the country in style you can't beat donald trump 757 jet. we have video of the plane's interior. it's presidential suite on wings. you'll notice a lot of 24 kt gold. a circular shower is available,
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if you get bored there is a 57 inch tv with hundreds of channels and dvds. trump bought that jet for $100 million from microsoft co-founder paul allen. >> it's good to be the donald. >> it's good to be rich. >> yes. there is more ahead in our next half hour including a cutting-edge jobs program in richmond. >> and the racial overtones in a controversial war of words between two african american legislatures. >> and there is a look at golden gate bridge part of it. because the advancing marine layer is obscuring our view. what does this mean for the weekend weather? the cooling forecast is coming up. ososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososedededhlhlhlhlhlhlhlhlhlhlhlhlhlhlhlñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoñoño@ñcccccccxoxxxxx=y=====çoçoço8xvxvxvxvxvx7péééééé÷÷ttxxxlllxxxx
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> some students just completed job training are optimistic about chances of finding a job building energy-efficient homes. >> tonight we have more on the students who just graduated with very high hopes. >> and this is pretty interesting. the first part is teaching basics about building a home then over the next phase is where hands on training comes in. i'm standing inside of their working classroom. students put up walls and over the course of about four weeks students will build this 900 square foot skeleton of a
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home. >> rosa is one of the excited graduates of the program it's a 16 week course hammering down basics behind building a home, and making it more efficient. >> less materials, reused materials. and how to make it safe. and it's just liveable. >> she's already found a job with the city of richmond. in the program students learn about installing solar panels and using new materials to make homes more energy efficient. but the instructor teaches his students building green is not just about using new technologies but new techniques. >> instead of having small little openings everywhere just more lumber to have supports use bigger windows less material autos wider windows let in more sunlight and heat deeper walls means more insulation to keep heat in and cold out. even a door is important in building green. >> instead of using a wood
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door using all material from a wood frame now using vineal -- vine yil doors to let light in. >> gavin newsom is calling it an example of giving workers right skills for a growing green economy. the new law will be soon in effect. >> demand is only going to grow with requirements with ab 3 to. our landmark environmental protection bill requires shifts in the way we produce and consume energy. >> for rosea, she she's -- says this is the step to building a new career. >> my next step is getting into uc skb become a construction management. >> now i mentioned it takes four weeks to build this skeleton of a house. the next part of the lesson is actually demolishing and deconstruct sgt word used. they're going to use most of the materials for the next class.
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>> that is all about recycling. how many students today already have jobs lined up? >> you know, there was a few of them who actually were called up to get to collect their degree but i understand they were already working about four of them were already working. a total of the group is about half. so 20 of the 40 graduated. >> let's hope they all get jobs. thank you very much. >> despite the success of the program a new study says creation of green jobs really is not living up to past promises. the president pledged 10s -- so million green jobs but a study by brookings institute found 2% of employment nationwide is in clean technology. the industry lost 492 positions, several reasons is manufacturing for things like solar panel skz done overseas and the public isn't rushing to green their homes as had been anticipated.
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>> and oakland congress woman barbara lee is fighting back against comments she's quote a plantation owner. lee came under fire from a former member of the congressional black caucus. west said lee and other wlak black leaders failed to address issues in the black community, yet continue to take community support port for granted, in effect telling everything is fine like a plantation owner. >> i'm going to be honest. white liberals have turned over to perceived leaders like a jesse jackson or al sharpton or barbara lee and said keep the black community firmly behind us. regardless of the failures of the social welfare policies. >> lee said pronouncement that i am a plantation boss illustrates absurdity we're up against with the tea party. >> international news now gaddafi's forces are launching a fierce counter attack.
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and officials say he could be planning his last stand. officials fear gaddafi is planning to launch an offensive against civilians. the forces being hammered by nato air campaign and rebels making progress toward tripoli. gaddafi counter strike is aimed at keeping rebels at bay. there are reports gaddafi and his family are planning to leave. >> the men known as west memphis three jailed as teenager for killing three children are now free. the case gained national attention. the men released are still guilty of the crime. abc's john hendren explains. >> they pleaded guilty but say they remain innocent. >> i am innocent of the charges but i'm entering a guilty plea today. >> pleading guilty. >> after 18 years behind bars the west memphis three convicted of gruesome murder of three cub scouts served
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their last day in prison. they were teenagers whit happened. >> it's been a living hell. >> prosecutors accepted the plea bargain after concluding with no dna match and accusations all three might be acquitted retried. >> i believe this case is closed and there are no other individuals involve ootd men say they will fight to prove their innocence. >> we're still trying to clear our names. now, we can do it from the outside. >> jason baldwin didn't want to accept the deal but he says he could owe not allow ekels to face the death penalty. >> we're innocent. >> one victim's father remains convinced they're guilty. >> they were found guilty. and i think they are guilty. >> another insists they're innocent. >> this is wrong. what the state of arkansas is doing to cover their ass. >> some have accused another man. >> the real killer is walking around free.
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his name is terry wayne hobbs. >> hobbbs denies any involvement and has not been named as a suspect, he was matched to a hair found on shoe laces used to tie the boys up. prosecutors say there is no intention of charging him. john hendren abc news. >> coming up, on the news at 4:00 there is a new way for thiefs to steal your car. ahead, looking at how easy it can be for computer hackers to turn off auto theft devices and unlock the vehicle. >> michael finney is still taking questions on twitter and facebook and will answer them later on. we have links for you at abc 7 news.com. >> and 4:34 on friday last noon. checking traffic now. 680 looking good now if you're checking out weekend forecast, spencer has a look at highlights. >> if we promised a cool down
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looks like it's going to stick around. there are more clouds and a little bit on the cool side. temperatures ranging from 54 to around 70 perhaps just above. early tomorrow morning not much sunshine. the low clouds will linger and by tomorrow afternoon looking at partly cloudy skies inland lots of clouds throughout the coast. cool again highs ranging from 56 on the coast to 80 into warmest locations. there is a look at weather coming up later as abc 7 news [ female announcer ] at jcpenney, it's easy to create a new look for back to school with all arizona jeans on sale! night and day doorbusters make it simple -- the best styles and washes are under $20! so it's easy to have fun with flares... ...get back to basics... ...or slip into some skinnies! on top of that with jcp cash, earn 10, 15 or 20 dollars off on the spot. no exclusions! unlike other stores, we don't make you come back to save! go to jcp.com toee everything on sale. we make back to school style affordable. you make it yours. jcpenney.
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now to incredible lengths one detective went to bust a child predator. a child molester from elk grove offered clues to lead to his arrest and conviction. reporter george warren has the story. >> pedophiles often share their garbage. the garbage shared by one pedophile included dozens of images of a single child one image of a garbage container from elk grove california. >> we received the pictures from the national sent center for missing and exploited children had been found online from another country. receiving the pictures we knew it happened in elk grove. we had to try to use details to narrow it down. >> detective kevin organized a canvas of every school in elk grove and neighboring
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communities but nobody recognized the girl in the pictures. and so he began looking at the houses in the pictures or any architecture or other unique markers. he drove around the community of track homes searching for a needle in a hay stack. after a month of searching, it was here on this street that detective found his needle. in the side yard of one of the tract homes was a split fence board that matched the fence in one of the pedophile's photographs. the owner of the home at the time the picture was taken was brad daily who had moved. a search of daily's new home led to more pictures and videotapes of that same child enough evidence to send daily to prison for life. thanks to one garbage can one split fence board and one ten naishis detective. >> every case is rewarding. but the day we found her and
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saw she was the real girl after looking at pictures of her a couple months was the most rewarding thing i've ever experienced in law enforcement. >> in elk grove george warren abc 7 news. >> and what a story. and here is a different spin on the don't drive and text warning. hackers can open the car and start it through cell phones car alarms are connecting to cell phone networks meaning they can receive commands through text messaging a gateway for hackers. members of one consulting company gave this demonstration. >> person will do just so the car is locked and this should be unlocked. may take a second. >> there you go. >> woah.
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>> oh brother. >> what can you do? well unfortunately nothing until alarms get more sophisticated. many think it can be used to break into power plants. >> one more thing to worry about. coming up a major bay area employer took a hammering on wall street. hp's decision to get out of the personal computer business. >> and an app that let's you donate to charity by hitting the snooze button in the morning.
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forecast coming up in just a few minute autos the hewlett-packard shares are getting hammered. a day after announcing plans to transform the company shares dropped to a six-year low. the company yesterday said it will stop making the touch pad tablets, close the mobile business and sell or spin off its pc business. hp shares today dropped more than 20% closing down 5.91 and 23.6. >> it was a wild week on wall street. coming to a close with investor confidence running low. >> how would you like to sleep in and make the world a better place? >> here is deborah kostroun with this after the bell
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report. >> convenient worries of our economy led to a late day sell off. traders tell me we have a confidence problem and didn't fix things after the 2008 crisis, take a look at the close on wall street all lower. the fight among the wireless carriers is heating up. sprint saying they should disregard filings that at and t submitted to advance the case and a $39 pus char dr dr purchase of t-mobile. spint says at and t should not get a second chance. and sprint opposes the merger saying it would damage competition. and rethink the snooze button. a developer behind the snooze app has come up with a way to make you feel good about being lazy in the morning. every time you hit snooze button you can be donating 25 cents to the nonprofit of your choice. i'm deborah kostroun with the bloomberg after the bell
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report. >> and are cell phones lap tops and ipads keeping you from enjoying and relaxing in your down time? do you want to check facebook right now? how to step away from electronics in your life. >> i'm michael finney and will answer your consumer questions. that is coming up. >> and later on abc 7 news at 5:00 arrest of a suspect that that police say solves a 323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232323232 ir
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one last check of traffic this hour. this is 80 in emeryville. traffic is crawling on the right of the screen those folks headed towards bay bridge in san francisco that. is moving pretsy nicely at this hour. >> and they need a lot of gas in the tank and patience tonight. >> that is for sure michael
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finney is here now answering questions posted on his facebook page. >> and we're going to talk about spirit airways and give you the real price that have $9 ticket. >> it's not really $9? >> hang on sorry. it's a question from michael. i see ads for lady specials and ladies nights offering discounts and specials only to women. is that legal? well as spencer would say anything for the ladies! and actually actually i don't see how koit pass anything. i don't see how it could pass a legal test. there was a famous case down in southern california where a guy sued a car wash because there was ladies' car wash day. gender discrimination in this state is not allowed. courts ruled that you can give a coupon out anyway you want to but cannot discriminate on gender f you're serious, you
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can report it to the attorney general or you can look and say this is illegal. give me a free drink. let me know if that works for you. question number two this comes from john s. is there something like yelp for online companies? i've got to tell you there are dozens of gripe sites online probably ones you'd care about is bbb online, you can file a report there. you can check their reports most companies online have a report. and price grabber and ama con.com, too. a yelp-type thing, not that i'm aware of. you've probably heard about that spirit airlines is offering $9 fares from oakland to las vegas. let's breakdown numbers to see what you're going to end up paying. spirit airlines oakland to las vegas see? round trip. it's $18. want to get there and back. in order to get that fare
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have you to join their membership club. it comes with a lot of stuff. and then, have you taxes and fees of $37.40. total cost of the ticket comes to $115.35. now, if you're going to go a couple times per year and keep lucking out with that good deal,. >> is there a fee for luggage? >> there is. if you have carry on that are small and can fit under the seat you don't have to pay. if you have a normal bag you do. >> just add that to the tab. >> yes. >> there you go. >> i didn't realize that was spencer's catch. i'd do anything for barometric pressure. >> michael stole my line. anything for the ladies. and let's take a look at the map for tomorrow. our national heat wave continues. how long will this remain so
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high? looking for highs of 106 at phoenix. 105 in dallas. yes. back in triple digits numerous locations in the southeast into 90s tomorrow. 88 in new york city. portland getting into the act. a high of 88 tomorrow. so there is no cool spot to be found in the 48 states except upper mid west. and it's 78 in minneapolis. there is state of california things looking nice and mild tomorrow. you can see any kind of weather you want around the state tomorrow. looking for cool coastal weather, los angeles a high of 77. 71 in san diego. cool weather with clouds on the coast, big sur 68. eureka 60. moving to get a little bit of warmth tomorrow, highs 91 in chico. and there is 104 down in palm springs. and 89 in yosemite. 79 in tahoe.
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focusing on the bay area we do have quite a bit of a cooling trend starting today. it's going to continue into the weekend. so we'll have low clouds near the coast tomorrow. and it will be cool in the high here in san francisco only 60 degrees 58 will be the high in half moon bay. moving across the bay highs into 64 in oakland. 70 in fremont. inland east bay pleasant. highs 77 in livermore and concord. up in the north bay highs of 75 in santa rosa. 82 in cloverdale. and 89 in clear lake and a little bit farther south near monterey bay highs in low to mid-60s from monterey to watsonville. inland cool, but sunny skies and pleasant. 74 gilroy. 72346 morgan hill. anything for you larry and cheryl. >> thank you very much. >> are you feeling stressed? the culprit could be in your pocket or purse. a survey finds less than one third of americans turn off mobile phones to take a break from digital distractions.
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looking at how to recognize when you're digitally co-dependent and what to do about it. >> americans love their mobile phones. new research finds eight in 10 of us have one for work play making social sections or staving off boredom but it can be a distraction. >> you can't go to dinner without looking around and seeing someone having dinner with the family but everyone is there on the smart phone not making eye contact or having a conversation. >> the pew research center project found less than one third of mobile phone users take a break, turning them off. you and while you check tweets and return e mails experts say this might end up more stressful than you think. >> we think it's important and may go tune in to this piece we're actually hurting our performance on that as well as original things that we're focusing on. >> so a week a day or just an hour unplugged can make a difference.
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>> whether it's making a dinner table a technology-free zone walking in the door and set your black berry on a night stand for two hours and not touch it and spend time with the family. >> if your own will power isn't strong some hotels will help you check out when you check in. this hotel in washington is one. there is a package encouraging guests to stow devices for the stay and take advantage of various non-digital programs. >> now if you're looking for digital detox other tips tell your office family and friends you're dropping off of e mail facebook and twitter just a bit. take just one device so you're not tempted to use all of them. cheryl has become a serial tweeter, plan activities so you don't have a lot of down time write down information on a piece of paip yes, on paper you'll have information you need and will not feel lost without your device. >> unless you lose the paper. >> then, you're in trouble.
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>> and listen to this. visitors to the oakland zoo getting a chance to see which endangered species will get special funding. the zoo is going to donate 25 cents. they deposit into this containers and it's going to be distributed among programs to help the animals. >> you can also toss in a quarter, dollar whatever else you want to. at the end of the year we tally it up and money goes to conservation and most of it is earmarked for projects. >> this is more than just a token donation. the zoo close to raise up to $100,000. every august three programs are going to be selected. >> and thanks for joining us for abc 7 news at 4:00 i'm cheryl jennings. >> stay with us. we continue now with the news at 5:00.
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>> next at 5:00 the suspect in court after a cold case hits police say solves a 32-year-old murder mystery. >> california's controversial prois pris onrealignment plan what. lawmakers are being told to do. >> and experiences of a bay area woman who followed mothers in kenya trying to raise their kids in chaotic conditions. >> california's picture switches from bad to worse. >> the number of people out of work jumped again state's unemployment rate rose to 12% in july up from 11.8% in june. so lano county posted the highest rate at 12.2%. >> with marin county the lowest in the state just over 8%. and laura anthony joins us now with more. laura? >> well those layoffs just keep coming triple a is among
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the companies that have let people go in recent months 139 employees here in the bay area 90% of them from the corporate head quarter heerz in walnut creek. while lower than california contra costa county's 11% rate is still higher than much of the bay area. >> it's been tough. >> nathan webber moved to the area two months ago. he's having a hard time finding a job to support his wife and son. >> i haven't been unemproied unemproied -- employed since i was 16. so, yeah. it's very difficult. being unemployed and not bringing in an income. >> webber is among many arriving at the east bay works office hoping this will be the day they find a lead that lands them a job. >> i think we have more people utilizeing services inside of the one stop. more people taking advantage of the different work shops we're running. different job seeker groups. >> and it appears more unemployed clients

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